stahrgazer wrote:If the player is truly inactive, the invite will expire.
If the player accepts the invite, only those who want to team with the player will also enter the game. If they accept invites blindly, so be it. AT LEAST in a team game, the new-to-map player has a chance that the other player knows the map, even if the players do not know they mesh well together.
This isn't about the person who is inactive; it's about the newbie who sees a team game with one open slot and joins it, thinking maybe they have a chance, and then finding out that they've unintentionally joined a game with much more experienced players who are trying to game them out of some points. While you are correct that CC doesn't really care about that, as long as the players involved are not New Recruits who are systematically being lured to these games, the point is that these teams are doing it because they know that if they don't do it, a good team will join and they won't have nearly as easy of a time getting points. These players are trying to cheaply avoid playing good teams, and hurting inexperienced players in the balance. Is it farming
? No. But it's still a case of abuse of the system.
I play with new teams all the time, to find OUT if I play effectively with the other. And you know what? I bet YOU do, too. It's how it's done. I can't see how you possibly think the situation the OP described is any worse.
Well, I don't really play team games that much, so I don't do that. But to address your point, if
that's what these players were doing, that would be fine. But they're not looking, necessarily, to find new teammates to play with.
And I can't believe you think that to invite a new player to a map he doesn't know is favorable to inviting members of a team who may or may not know the map to play with other members who may or may not know the map. At least in a team environment they have more regions to ask, "what does that one hit?" And... as CC admins and mods have consistently said, "they do NOT have to join."
I wasn't talking about inviting new players to maps. I was just talking about the use of the invite system to block full teams from joining maps; the new player who joins may or may not have been invited by the deceptive team.